The Wizard Of Oz will welcome Russell Grant, on February 14th at the London Palladium as he takes over from Michael Crawford in the hit west end stage show. Grant, who actually began his career as an actor before making his name as the king of horoscopes, and was thrust back into the TV limelight when he partnered Flavia Cacace on the BBC's dance show, winning the hearts of the public with his enthusiastic dance routines.
"I am thrilled to be back where I'm at my happiest - in showbiz!" Grant commented. "I want to thank the great British public for their kindness in supporting me in Strictly: without them, I wouldn't be back in the West End again."
Also departing from The Wizard Of Oz to return to the real world in February is the current Dorothy, the Over The Rainbow winner Danielle Hope who will be replaced by the runner-up in the BBC talent show and current alternate Dorothy Sophie Evans.
Russell Grant will play both the Wizard Of Oz and Professor Marvel for a limited run of 12-weeks at the London Palladium ,and joins a cast that also includes Edward Baker-Duly, Martin Callaghan, Paul Keating, Emily Tierney and Marianne Benedict.
The famous stage show based on one of the most successful and famous movies of all time tells the story of the young farm girl from Kansas, Dorothy who is swept up in a tornado, and finds herself in a magical world where her only means of escape home is to seek the help of the wonderful Wizard of Oz, which is much easier said than done when you are being stalked by an evil, green-skinned witch looking for revenge for the death of her sister!
This new stage production of The Wizard Of Oz opened at the London Palladium back in March 2011 and features the original much-loved classic musical score along with some brand new tracks written specially by Andrew Lloyd-Webber.
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